The Houston Texans lost left tackle Duane Brown for the playoffs, as he needs surgery on his quad, to fill his spot the team signed Andrew McDonald
Injuries along the offensive line have sadly become a reality for the Houston Texans. They spent the first half of the season shuffling players along the line to figure out who fits best where as they tried to patch up the injury-plagued unit.
Unfortunately, the team will have to start the post season making the same adjustments as it has been verified that starting left tackle Duane Brown will undergo surgery for a quad injury he suffered in the first quarter of the Texans’ Week 17 win against Jacksonville.
Brown is the best player along that line, so obviously no one can replace him outright, but the team has brought in a tackle to give them some depth as they hope to make some noise in the playoffs.
Houston signed former undrafted tackle, Andrew McDonald. The 27-year old tackle spent 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns. He only saw game action twice, both games as a member of the Seahawks.
McDonald, 6’6″ 310 pounds, spent his first two seasons in the league as a practice squad member for Miami (in 2012) and Carolina (2013) before his 2014 season saw him bounce around the league. He spent this season as a member of the Browns practice squad.